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Morus magnus Howard 1978 (gannet)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes - Sulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 179011

Full reference: H. Howard. 1978. Late Miocene marine birds from Orange County, California. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Contributions in Science 290:1-26

Belongs to Morus according to H. Howard 1978

Sister taxa: Moris reyana, Morus atlanticus, Morus avitus, Morus bassanus, Morus capensis, Morus humeralis, Morus lompocanus, Morus loxostylus, Morus peninsularis, Morus peruvianus, Morus recentior, Morus reyanus, Morus serrator, Morus vagabundus

Type specimen: LACM 37632, a limb element (left carpometacarpus). Its type locality is Laguna Niguel, which is in a Tortonian/Messinian basinal (siliciclastic) sandstone/shale in the Monterey Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore